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Term: Ice and snow albedo-temperature feedback Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A positive feedback mechanism involving ice and snow cover, surface albedo, and temperature. For example, given an initial warming, a decrease in snow and ice cover occurs, lowering the surface albedo. This causes an increase in the absorption of solar radiation, which amplifies the initial increase in temperature.  AMSglossary 

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